Do you know how to maintain your warehouse ladders? Have you been using the ladders without knowing the proper measure to take care of the ladder? When you are using your ladder daily for commercial uses, whether indoors or outdoors, it requires some maintenance.
The ladders used for extensive outdoor work are more prone to the vagaries of nature such as heat, rain, humidity, and snow and thus things like corrosion might easily set in.
But apart from this is there any more maintenance that you need to ensure for your ladder? Let’s find out
Keep them covered each time when not in use
You need to keep your warehouse ladders covered with a cloth all the time. This ensures that the dust does not set on the steps or along with the other body parts of the ladder. It also protects it from the wind that might be an agent for corrosion to set in.
Have a garage or a storeroom and ensure they are not left in the open when not in use
Do not keep the ladders in the open. Always ensure to have a storeroom or a garage large enough so that they can be kept safely indoors only when not in use. Thus they are protected from the external conditions of heat, humidity, and rainfall.
If your warehouse ladders are mostly used indoors then you don’t have this problem.
Clean with a cloth and the ensure the dust particles are removed from the steps
You need to make sure that every time before using a ladder you clean it with a cloth to wipe off the dust. Make sure that small pebbles and stones are not present on the steps of the ladder as you might slip or trip due to them. Make sure to keep your ladder dust free as much as possible.
Use range to tighten the bolts and screws every few months
Make sure to tighten the joints such as the bolts, screws, and rivets. This will ensure that any unaccounted weakness in the joints or loose bolts and screws is addressed.
Whenever you are using your warehouse ladder after a long time you need to do this maintenance activity first.
Even when your ladders are being used extensively daily make sure that this is done every fortnight or weekly.
Look out for signs of corrosion on the ladders
You need to check the exterior of the ladders and ensure to weld the region or apply paint on it. You can also look to exchange any parts like the rivets, supporting frames, and screws that have been damaged beyond repair. Do not keep using your ladder if joints and supporting bolts have been affected by corrosion.
Give oil and grease to the joints to ensure it works or folds smoothly
Apply oil and grease to the joints and make sure that they are working smoothly. These will work as a lubricant and ensure the foldable or stretchable parts of a ladder do not get jammed and keep functioning smoothly.